The nation’s highest civilian honor is the Presidential Medal of Freedom. So many respected recipients: Bill Cosby, Rush Limbaugh, Henry Kissinger. And soon we can add a legislature whose main feat is to spend as much time on ethics as he sues fictional cows.
Devin Nunes is expected to receive the reward – just before the guy whose students say spent his educational career covering up sexual abuse – and makes 2021 a banner year in the history of this prestigious award.
According to the White House, Nunes received this award because….
Congressman Nunes followed the Russia joke at great personal risk and repeatedly advocated the truth. He had the strength to face the media, the FBI, the intelligence community, the Democratic Party, foreign spies, and the full power of the Deep State. Devin paid a price for his courage. The media tarnished him and liberal activists launched a frivolous and unjustified ethical investigation and dragged his name through the mud for eight long months.
That’s not fair, his name was Mud long before the last eight months.
But his persistent insistence that the “Russia joke” contains nothing – please ignore the conclusions of the current Müller report – is sufficient to earn the admiration of this White House and thus a medal of freedom.
But he paid a high price for his actions: he was ridiculed on Twitter. This horrific act was committed by some parodies, particularly one that allegedly was his cow. At least Twitter has ended its $ 250 million lawsuit over the pain it felt at being portrayed as a cartoon on the back end of a human Putin centipede, but the folks who love this completely non-defamatory satirical meme about a personality of public life it’s still sunk in the suit because we live in a mighty stupid timeline. He has other lawsuits against all kinds of critics, usually a forum shopped in jurisdictions with little anti-SLAAP protections, but it will always be his bovine lawsuit that will get noticed. It was evidence of “freedom,” provided you forget about freedom of speech. Don’t worry, forgetting what is in the first amendment is all the rage these days.
Titans of American history and culture have received this award. And now a guy suing fake cows. Unfortunately that says more about the deterioration of the culture than the deterioration of the award.
Earlier: A critical analysis of Devin Nunes as a human centipede